PAS:Hey this was a decentish show, with a couple of exceptions. I still have an utter disinterest in this PPV.
TKG: Yeah decent. One of better RAWs in months, but still. I missed Girlfriends and the PBS Max Shmeling documentary for this?
TKG: That woman's match wasn't much but was really amused at Trish Stratus working as Pirata Morgan. Fuck the schoolgirl outfits, put them in pirate costumes. You young kids with your silly hentai need to read some S Clay Wilson and learn what real sex is about.
PAS: Tag match was really great, probably better then any RAW match in months. Jericho has really devolved lately but he is still really good at playing face in peril. Flair is a still a dang fun pissed off old brawler, and he was bringing it. I am always amused at Batista using JBL's finisher. I would have liked to see Flair cut a promo talking about taking Sarah Silverman on space mountain, a girl with hairy jew arms like that has got to fulfill Flair's requirements.
TKG: Wow is WWE in such bad shape that they're reduced to being on Jimmy Kimmel? Byron Allen won't return their calls? This was good. Liked some of the early Flair/Orton exchanges as both did fired up well with each other. Vote submissions match it won't be Terry Funk vs. Flair "I quit" but it does have potential to be poor man's Budro vs. DWB I quit. and well thats as good as it gets in this day and age.
PAS: Byron Allen? Jesus Tom is old, I am surprised he didn't make a Thicke of the Night reference.
PAS: Parts of the six man elimination were really fun. Christian looked really good as he had nice interactions with Helms and Benjamin. Match was really hurt by the commercial break, but I understand that Vince needs his 20 minutes of camera time.
TKG: Wow I want to see a long Christian vs. Helms series as damn do those two work well together. I mean damn. Tajiri vs. Helms always is good matchup but it really came off second rate next to the Helms/Christian interaction. Also liked the Christian vs. Benjamin sections. thought there might be a potential for a cool Christian Coalition vs. Liberation Theology Southern Baptist thing that they could pull off. Then Benjamin got on the mic and it became clear he can't really do South Carolina Baptist. I guess President of University of Minnesota Young Unitarians vs. Christian Coalition could be fun too. I'm just a little less excited.
What Didn't Work
PAS: Dear god was that Snitsky v. Eugene mess awful. I remember Dinsmore as a fun WCWSN jobber, but fuck does he suck now. I think Snitsky might be the shittiest guy in the history of the WWF. I guess I need some Superman Tom Magee tapes or something.
TKG: So I was watching a mediocre Duggan/Fantastics vs. Cornette/MX match earlier tonight. Cornette for guy working pussy manager throws a better elbow drop and better chops than Snitsky. He throws better punches than Eugene too. It was hilarious watching Regal come in and throw punches after that turd of a match. I keep on reading about how people on the net are really upset by Ultimo dropping the mask to come back to WWE. But damnit, that kick he threw at Eugene was better than anything he's done under the mask in the last year.
PAS: Poor Lillian Garcia, did she refuse to blow Vince? At least Rita Chatterly didn't have to make out with a shiny eyed cokehead.
TKG: You take three guys who stink on the mic and have them work a debate segment? Benoit's sharp shooter has looked absolutely shitty lately since he's mostly stuck working guys who are completely inflexible so it was neat to see how good it looked vs. Edge. Shawn Michaels was absolutely embarrassing in the early parts of that match as he threw sub-Snitsky chops. Helmsley trying to over sell the three way as being a slobberknocker just made it look even more mediocre. They let Patterson go and hired Cheetah Master to lay out the matches? It really felt like a circa 96 indy three way...all it was missing was the "you fucked up" chants after the convoluted german roll up spot.
PAS: Man did that three way stink, it was kind of amusing to watch Shawn work on his blown out knee. That had to be a legit injury, because that guy can't sell at all. I especially liked his superkick, That had all the extension of Mark Madden raising his leg to fart.
Anderson is getting a big push and loads of mic time. Definitely seems like he's one of Heyman's favorites and it looks like he's going to be an ECW-style character with some depth and complexity in his tweaked gimmick.